New House - Cracked Concrete


Old 12-22-03, 10:41 AM
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New House - Cracked Concrete

Our new house is in the final stages of construction - we will probably close mid-January.

We have a sliding glass door in our basement (a walkout). There is a small ledge of concrete right outside the door (extends maybe 2 or 3 inches out from the door ), and then about a 4" or 5" drop to the ground outside the door. I noticed a crack in this concrete, perpendicular to the door, about 12" in from the left edge of the door, that runs the whole 2 or 3 inches and down through the concrete.

Is this significant, or normal settlement?
Old 12-22-03, 05:02 PM
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It sounds to me like when they put in your door, they ran a concrete bolt down into the concrete to hold the door frame. This was close to the edge of the concrete so it probably just cracked out. Very insignificient. Like I always tell people. If you have concrete, it is going to crack. It is just the nature of the beast.
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Old 12-22-03, 10:39 PM
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Jack is correct. As long as it is patched to keep out moisture, it will be fine.

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